I had naively thought that climbing would be the same in Wyoming as it was in Florida and the Southeast, but it wasn't. Climbing in Wyoming was just familiar enough for me to feel at home, but it was different in a way that opened my eyes to the sport and allowed me to see it more clearly. I had several revelations about rock climbing during my two months working at Brush Creek Ranch, and today I want to share them with you.
Utah is home to many things: sweltering deserts, beautiful National Parks, winding slot canyons, rivers and lakes, epic trails, snow covered peaks, and bustling towns. All of those things and more drew me to the state when I first visited in 2016, but what beckoned me back in 2018 was one thing and one thing only: the climbing. We only had 10 days total for the trip and unfortunate spring showers forced us to make a lot of major changes to our master plan, but we still managed to do a few spectacular climbs in Moab. Here's what we did!
April and May have been a whirlwind of activity! I climbed all over the Southeast, ate the best vegan cinnamon rolls ever, found a new passion, made a major lifestyle change, and listed to live music. Here's a lil' life update and a glimpse into my life over the past two months.
This is a story about Zion, fear, and personal growth. I remember standing on a thin ledge with over 1,000ft drops on either side of me, feeling as if my life were coming to an end. My heart was pounding so hard my entire body shook with the force of it, my palms were sweaty, and my hands quivered involuntarily. Each breath was faster than the last and despite my best efforts to hold everything in silent tears were streaming down my face. I have always believed that no matter how impossible something seemed I could get through it. That my ambition, determination, and sheer will were enough to carry me through any situation.…